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Death, the dead and popular culture

Author: Ruth Penfold-Mounce
Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Series: Emerald studies in death and culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Portrayals of death and the dead are everywhere within popular culture revealing much about contemporary society's engagement with mortality. Drawing upon celebrity posthumous careers, organ  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Penfold-Mounce
ISBN: 1787430545 9781787430549
OCLC Number: 1031336370
Description: xi, 143 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Agency of the Dead2. Posthumous Careers of Celebrities3. The Afterlife of Corpses: Organ Transplantation 4. The Undead, Morbid Sensibility and Morbid Space 5. Confronting Death and the Authentic Dead 6. Reflections on Encountering Death and Corpses
Series Title: Emerald studies in death and culture
Responsibility: by Ruth Penfold-Mounce (University of York, UK).

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Arguing that the dead in popular culture have agency, this cross-disciplinary study delves into the dead in popular media, looking at fictional characters and nonfictional dead celebrities. Some Read more...

 
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